There have been some monumental moments that occurred live on air but nothing as tragic as someone being killed while broadcasting. Prosecutors in the Mexican state of Sinaloa have confirmed that two gunmen made their way into a radio studio and opened fire on a local activist, killing him while he was broadcasting.
Listeners heard the gunshot that killed the beloved, Atilano Roman Tirado, who had a weekly radio program as well as leading a group of farm families displaced by a dam. The station director Sergio Ontiveros was quoted as saying “On air you could hear when the shot is fired, and then one of the co-workers is heard saying, ‘Oh no, he killed him, he killed him.”‘
“That is when the transmission cut off … The station operator dove to the floor and kicked out the master” cable, Ontiveros said. The station was off air for approximately off- air for a half hour and was operated remotely over the weekend before resuming normal operations on Monday morning.
Sinaloa state prosecutors painted a clear picture as to how the men got into the station. They said the men forced their way into the station on Saturday and asked for Roman Tirado. One of the men waited outside the studio where Roman Tirado was broadcasting while the other walked into the studio and shot him.
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